Flooding: WNY's next major weather concern

Posted at 6:45 AM, Nov 19, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-14 06:45:55-05

What happens when Mother Nature and the Lake Effect snow machine dump five feet of snow on an area, and then temperatures warm up to above 50 degrees?

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Communities across Western New York have already received three to five feet of snow and some of the same areas will receive an additional two to three feet when snowstorms return on Thursday. Crews are currently working to open the roadways in the area.

But come Monday there will be new concerns. Beginning Saturday, temperatures rise above freezing. And by Monday, they will reach above 50 degrees, raising flooding concerns in these already hard hit communities.

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